Green Cast / Kengo Kuma & Associates

Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates

Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: -shi, Kanagawa prefecture in
Total Area: 1047.80sqm (residence area: 181.61sqm)
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kengo Kuma & Associates

House in Kyobate / Naoko Horibe

© Eiji Tomita

Architects: Naoko Horibe
Location: Nara,
Project Area: 165.34 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Eiji Tomita

Video: Building the Golden Gate Bridge

Courtesy of the Prelinger Archives, this archival 1930s footage by Bethlehem Steel captures every phase of construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. The iconic, structure celebrated its 75th anniversary this year, as it opened May 27th, 1937. Including the approaches, the Golden Gate Bridge spans a remarkable length of 1.7 miles (8981ft or 2737m), making it the longest span in the world from its completion in 1937 until the Verrazano Narrows Bridge was built in New York in 1964. A unique aspect to the construction of the suspension bridge was the emphasis placed on safety. With the use of safety nets, hard hats and safety belts only eleven workers died during construction, which was a new safety record for the time.

Reference: Prelinger Archive and The Atlantic

Hunya Chocolate Museum / J. J. Pan & Partners

© Vesper W. S. Hsieh

Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners
Location: Taoyuan,
Project Team: Joshua Jih Pan, Chungwei Su, Steven B.J. Chen, Ady Tsai, Gungo H.Y. Lin Tien-Tso Huang, Wen-Chi Wang, Shiao-Mei Shih, John S.W. Liang
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Vesper W. S. Hsieh

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Pavillon Speciale 2012 Summer Architecture Series

The Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, with the presence of Benjamin Ball and students from the 6th Semester Atelier 3x of the Ecole Speciale, inaugurated the 2012 Ball-Nouges studio… ‘Pavillon Speciale’. This marks the 2nd edition of the summer architecture

Photography: Copenhagen Inspires / Danica Kus

Copenhagen Inspires, a photography series by . © .

Few cities have embraced contemporary Architecture more – or better – than Copenhagen. Since the early 2000s, international architects, from Norman Foster to Daniel Liebskind to Zaha have all left their mark, yes, but Danish architects themselves can take much of the credit for Copenhagen’s forward-thinking design. Firms with short, hip names, like BIG and 3XN, are not just transforming – they’re on the cutting-edge of architecture itself.

Architecture photographer, Danica Kus, who recently shared with us her shots of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, has also shared another series, “Copenhagen Inspires,” which captures Copenhagen’s many architectural gems – from The Crystal to the Green Lighthouse  to Bella Sky Hotel.

See them, and more of her stunning images, after the break.

Exterior Swimming Pool / Arquitecturia

© Pedro Pegenaute

Architects: Arquitecturia – Josep Camps & Olga Felip
Location: Jesús, ,
Completion: 2011
Suface: 774,65 sqm + ext. 3.611,15 sqm
Property: EMD Jesús
Colaborators: Mariella Agudo, Aitor Horta, Irene Solà, Jaume Farrés, Albert Serrats
Technical Architect: e3 Solinteg SA
Constructor: Beta Conkret SA
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

Official Opening for Trollstigen National Tourist Route / RRA

Viewpoint / Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Tomorrow, June 16th, marks the official opening of Reiulf Ramstad Architects‘ National Tourist Route project.  Back in 2004, the Norwegian firm placed first in an invited competition to design a viewing platform extending from the Trollstigen mountain plateau and an information center.  After eight years spent designing and constructing the vision, an official opening will be hosted by ’s Transport and Communications Minister Magnhild Meltveit on the plateau.  The national celebration also marks the 75th anniversary of the famous Trollstigvegen (the mountain was renamed as a marketing strategy years ago when tourism activity levels were rising).  RRA’s Trollstigen project is just one stop along miles of the Norwegian natural landscape that will promote tourism by bringing people in closer contact with the country’s beautiful backdrop.  The route, which runs between Geiranger and Trollstigen, provides rare driving experiences as people pass high mountains and deep fjords, with narrow ledges and small shorelines.   By developing this stretch, more will be able to enjoy such an experience.

Please view our previous coverage for more on the project which was voted ArchDaily’s Building of the Year for public facilities in 2009.

Mackmyra Gravity Distillery / TEA

© Robin Hayes

Architects: TEA – Thomas Eriksson Arkitekter
Location: ,
Project Area: 1,460 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Client: Mackmyra Svensk Whisky
Photographs: Robin Hayes

Courtesy of WAU Design

Badel Block Complex Proposal / WAU Design

In the proposal for the Badel Block competition, WAU Design… considered the site and its position as an opportunity to create a new center for the locals as well as a new entrance for the city through the ‘Communities of

Lyric Theatre Belfast / O’Donnell & Tuomey Architects

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Architects: O’Donnell & Tuomey Architects
Location: River Lagan, , Northern Ireland
Area: 5,500 sqm
Completion Date: May 2011
Photographer: Dennis Gilbert

Yellow River Art Centre / Waa


Designed by Waa (We Architech Anonymous), the Art museum will be the first project developed within this new arts district centre. The project is named the yellow river art centre (YRAC) due to its close proximity to the yellow river which has been coined ‘the cradle of Chinese civilization’ by previous generations that helped protect and provide for early settlers. Located within 20km of the city centre, the main function of their design will be to knit subsequent communities together enhancing the well-being of future local social infrastructure. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Vigilante del Maule / Carlos Jarpa

© Fernanda Clement

Location: Maule,
Guide Professor: Mauricio Ramírez Molina, Architect
Structural Engineering: Professor Patricio Lara Ditzel, Civil Engineer
Technical Supervision: Professor Cristian Palma Valladares, Architect
Completion Year: 2011
Photographs: Carlos Jarpa, Fernanda Clement


Hans House / M.O.D.O

Courtesy of M.O.D.O & Ricky Fung

Architect: M.O.D.O (Michael Ong Design Office)
Location: , Victoria, Australia
Project Team: Michael Ong
Project Area: 350 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of M.O.D.O and Ricky Fung

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 / Photos by Danica O. Kus


Danica O. Kus shared with us her photographic work for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012. Designed by Herzog & De Meuron and Ai Weiwei, these photos give you a great insight into the overall feel and spatial qualities to the design. The half sunken in and water-covered structure starts to become a part of the landscape, as Kus is able to take the viewer inside and around the pavilion. You can check out more images after the break.

House D-Z / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten

© Luc Roymans

Architects: GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten
Location: , Belgium
Completion: 2012
Site Area: 810 sqm
Built Area: 263 sqm
Photographs: Luc Roymans


Tekfen Kagithane Ofispark / Emre Arolat Architects

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Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
Location: Istanbul,
Area: 30,000 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of EmreArolat Architects


Fundraiser: Modernism London Style / Niels Lehmann

Modernism Style: Battersea Power Station, (1935) © Niels Lehmann

Like no other style, represents a built manifestation of the interwar period’s enthusiasm and splendor. In London, buildings of this era reflect the elegance, progress and assertiveness that describe the modern metropolis age. Even today, these buildings have lost none of their aura and appeal, yet they lack any proper documentation.

Together, Niels Lehmann and Christoph Rauhut have worked tirelessly for the past three years researching and photographing London’s architectural Art Deco heritage. With your help, they will feature over 230 buildings with large-scaled photographs in the soon-to-be published book “Modernism London Style.” Follow this link to become a supporter and learn more.

Continue after the break to view more photos.